Bridget Moynahan grew up with Magnum P.I., says Tom Selleck is still a stud at 74

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Bridget Moynahan is on Blue Bloods on CBS, which is in its ninth season ending May 11th and has already been renewed for next year. It’s going into a decade, and Bridget said that they’ve had a family vibe on set since they first aired. She was on Access Live, which I love watching as Kit Hoover and Scott Evans are so fun together. Bridget is promoting her book Our Shoes, Ourselves, which tells stories from 40 famous women about the memories behind their most meaningful shoes. We’ve heard in advanced excerpts that Bridget writes about motorcycle boots that helped her feel like a bad-ass and deal with the press intrusion after her breakup with Tom Brady. Bridget talked about that in this interview but didn’t mention Brady’s name. Boss. She also got asked about her BB co-star, Tom Selleck, who is of course an 80s sex symbol.

The boots that I wrote about [were] from a particular time in my life when I had a lot of attention about my private life, my personal life. It ended up in a public matter. I didn’t know how to cope with it. Finding those boots made me realize that I needed to take a little bit of my life back. Those are the boots that have been carrying me ever since.

Kit: I grew up with Magnum P.I. did you watch Magnum?
I did watch Magnum. He’s was a stud. He still is that’s the thing.

Scott: This was the mustache right?
I don’t talk about his mustache. [laughing] I put my foot down about that.

[From Access Live]

She also told a cute story about Barbara Bush loving Keds and wearing different color shoes and how Katie Couric’s shoes were her first splurge after she became successful. As for her thoughts on Tom Selleck he’s 74! I should remember that but it always blows my mind. He’s also been married to his second wife, Jillie Mack, for 32 years. You never hear a word about him stepping out or anything like that. In fact the worst story we’ve covered about him was when he sidestepped the California drought regulations and stole water from a fire hydrant for his avocado orchard, which is still damning but in a different way. I agree that he’s still a stud. I would put Sam Elliott, also 74, in that category too.

Bridget was really sweet in this interview. This was a thoughtful idea for a book about transformative moments in our lives as seen through shoes. This makes me want to buy some shoes, although that doesn’t take much. I don’t know if I have a particular shoe story, but I do remember the shoes I was wearing at specific events and times in my life, more so than the outfits. Shoes are definitely special that way.

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  1. anniefannie says:

    She reminds me of Matt Lauers wife in looks and similar in experiencing a tragic relationship that defines you for awhile.
    Bridgette managed it with grace and dignity
    and has come out the other side beautifully.
    I hope the same for Matt’s wife….( sorry can’t remember her name )

    • Jerusha says:

      Annette, I think?

    • Monicack says:

      Tragedy? Bridget suffered a tragedy? Stop it.

      • Mego says:

        She’s better off without Brady imo.

      • anniefannie says:

        Did you see the way she was hunted by the press while pregnant /w Brady’s baby while he preened in the press w/his new model girlfriend?
        Ya, tragic relationship X 10

      • Monicack says:

        No. Moynihan and Brady’s meh relationship ended with a twist, an oopsy baby and the misogynistic press handled it tragically. Matt Lauer’s wife? Matt Lauer’s poor wife was in a hellish, tragic relationship.

      • Mumbles says:

        Lol at the revisionist history about the press hounding her. She’s the one who did the cover of OK magazine with her baby son and that sad “poor widdle me” pose. And she’s the one who did the creepy photo shoot for another magazine set in a baby room with her posing in her underwear.

      • LL says:

        anniefannie: It wasn’t a tragic relationship. A tragic relationship? Why? Because she was hunted by the press? Her ex-boyfriend had nothing to do with that and he was hunted by the press too. Yes, her ex-boyfriend had a new girlfriend while she was pregnant, but don’t forget the fact that SHE dated while she was pregnant.
        You said: “A tragic relationship that defines you for awhile.” But that’s what she wants. She is still talking about it.

      • Sara says:

        Methinks we gots ourselves some Tawwwmy feckin Braydee stans here.

  2. Nev says:

    Tom Selleck as Magnum PI is ICONIC to me from those days. Swoon.

    • (THE OG)@Jan90067 says:

      He was *always* a gorgeous man, and he really has aged *very* well.
      I remember him as “Richard”, Monica’s bf on “Friends”, too. I had *such* a crush! lol

      That said, it does make me angry that men can have facial lines you can drive a truck through, and still be “sexy”. God forbid an older woman have lines in her forehead, or around her mouth! GRRRRR!!!

    • holly hobby says:

      Yes I remember Tom S in his tight shorts. He is way sexier as Magnum than the current dude. He was also great as Dr. Richard Burke!

  3. buensenso says:

    he is the manliest of all men, the most attractive celebrity I’ve ever seen. so, yeah, he was a stud, is a stud and will die a stud.

  4. Snowslow says:

    I hate the term “stud”. That’s all I have.

    • elimaeby says:

      Yeah, maybe growing up around farms really killed it for me, but it just makes me think of animals and breeding. Gross.

    • Anna says:

      lol. I love it. It’s dear to me as part of my early years coming out into LGBTQIA and old school lesbian world. I like studs, no matter the gender. Just means hot with a masculine swagger…but I get your distaste for it based on the associations elimaeby mentions…

  5. Jerusha says:

    Anyone else remember his two appearances as Lance White, Mr. Perfect, on The Rockford Files? That’s where I first noticed him. He was a stunner then.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Oh, yes, that was great! He & Garner were both hilarious! Two of my all-time favorite Hollywood he-men.

  6. Feebee says:

    It’s those dimples! He’s definitely one that seems ageless or at least holding off Father Time. His hair person does a great job keeping the grey balance just right.

    I watched a BB last night and now that you remind us he’s 74 , it’s made me realize almost all of his scenes have him sitting down. Not a criticism just an observation. The stud has earned his seat.

  7. SJR says:

    Tom is still very attractive, certainly. Retire the “stud” terminology, please.

    I know her a bit but, when I see her my first thought is “Mrs. John Wick” now days.

    Lucky her, working with Keanu and Tom. She should be alright after being in a 10 year Network series. I don’t watch BlueBloods but the Jessie Stone series with Tom is well done.

    Like the entire outfit in the white dress.

  8. Mego says:

    My mother would agree re Tom Selleck and she spends a lot of time watching Blue Bloods. She also has a soft spot for Pierce Brosnan.

  9. Ann says:

    74 year old men aren’t ‘studs’.

  10. Enn says:

    Blue Bloods is one of my guilty pleasures and makes me wish Donnie Wahlberg wasn’t an ass in real life.

  11. Aang says:

    My Spanish teacher had a huge crush on him and hung a big Magnum poster on the wall, it said muy guapo 😂

  12. Heat says:

    I loved Magnum. My feelings for him were never quite the same after I saw that really awkward interview with Rosie O’Donnell about the NRA after Columbine (I think). And that was just the beginning of the gun horrors in the US. 😕

  13. Dorothy#1 says:

    Don’t forget the amazing Richard on Friends! He is still my favorite of all the boyfriends on that show.

    I just rewatched the series with my kids. Still holds up so well.

  14. Dani says:

    Yeah, Richard is still a stud. As a cop, as an eye doctor, you name it.

  15. Usedtobe says:

    I have been in love with Tom Selleck since I was about 6. LOL. I had family friends go to Hawaii and bring me back Magnum PI stickers. I still have a few. 35 years later.

  16. Sharylmj says:

    I love Blue Bloods – it’s definitely one of my favs!! the cast has such good chemistry and I love the way they incorporate what’s happening on the job into their lives around the table.
    Family dinner is a lost tradition in most places, which is sad. I like that they promote it on this show.

  17. CheckThatPrivilege says:

    He’s another highly self-entitled conservative. At least his enduring marriage may reflect a better, less selfish aspect of those conservative values.

  18. Anna says:

    omg I love Tom Selleck so much!!!!! I watch his tv shows (old and new) to fall asleep with visions of his mustache dancing in my head as I drift off. Sweet Jesus! the man is a stone cold fox. It’s interesting because he has been quoted saying it was initially difficult to work with Bridget because she’s so fine. Seems a mutual admiration society going on! lol! Damn, Tom Selleck…he gives me all the feels (other than something I read about him being Republican and pro-gun?). Love him. This feeds my fancy for older men…good god…

  19. Watermelon says:

    Tom Selleck is like Hugh Jackman and George Clooney, and Rock Hudson and Cary Grant. I wish these guys well and hope things change for male celebrities like them in the future. It shouldn’t matter – you’re an actor – but it still does today.

  20. Deeanna says:

    Sp, watermelon, you are implying that Tom Selleck is a closeted gay? Or at least a closeted bi?
    Hmmm… Interesting thought. If so, he surely has hidden it well over the years!

  21. Deeanna says:

    Sp, watermelon, you are implying that Tom Selleck is a closeted gay? Or at least a closeted bi?
    Hmmm… Interesting thought. If so, he surely has hidden it well over the years!